Current Funding Opportunities

We work to develop research grants and funding opportunities that help us achieve our goals of strengthening research capacity and competitiveness, increasing the investment in research and innovation and aligning with stakeholders' needs.

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Status
Opportunity
Partner(s)
Amount and Term
Deadline

Connections

Open
2022-23 Research Connections Grant
Focus:
Any area of human health

Objective: Support and facilitate the sharing of health research knowledge in non-academic mediums or settings.
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up to $10,000 in matching funds for up to one year
May 10, 2022
Open

Partnerships

2022 AGE-WELL Postdoctoral Awards
Focus:
Technology and aging

Objective: Funding to highly qualified master's, doctoral and postdoctoral candidates and provide them with access to training and mentorship opportunities in multi-disciplinary research environments and to its industry and community partners. 
AGE-WELL
Postdoctoral awards at $45,000
for one year
May 31, 2022

Connections

Closed
2021-22 START Award
Focus:
Addictions teams applying to 21-22 Solutions

Objective: Support meaningful engagement activities related to building teams and co-developing research questions and approaches.
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up to $5,000 for 
term ending November 30, 2021
Rolling intake
until 
August 31, 2021

Capacity

In Review
2022-23 Establishment Grant
Focus:
Any area of human health

Objective: Support early-career researchers in Saskatchewan in establishing an autonomous program of health research addressing Saskatchewan health challenges. 
Sask Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)
$120,000 for 
three years
Eligibility 
January 20, 2022

Full deadline
March 10, 2022

Solutions

Closed
2021-22 Innovation Grant
Focus:
Addictions 
+ Patient-Oriented Research

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Sask Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)
$50,000 for 
one year
Eligibility
September 29, 2021

Full deadline
December 7, 2021

Solutions

Closed
2021-22 Impact Grant
Focus:
Addictions 
+ Patient-Oriented Research

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Sask Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR)
$150,000 for 
two years
Eligibility
September 29, 2021

Full deadline
December 7, 2021

Solutions

Closed
2021-22 Impact Grant
Focus:
Virtual Care

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
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$150,000 for 
two years
Eligibility
September 29, 2021

Full deadline
December 7, 2021

Solutions

Closed

Partnerships

2021-22 Innovation Grant
Focus:
Lung Health

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Lung Sask
$50,000 for 
one year
Eligibility
September 29, 2021

Full deadline
December 7, 2021

Solutions

Closed

Partnerships

2021-22 Innovation Grant
Focus:
Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to catalyze innovative new ideas and approaches, promoting creative problem solving to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Alzheimer Society of Sask
$50,000 for 
one year
Eligibility
September 29, 2021

Full deadline
December 7, 2021

Solutions

Closed

Partnerships

2021-22 Impact Grant
Focus:
Lung Health

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Lung Sask
$150,000 for 
two years
Eligibility
September 29, 2021

Full deadline
December 7, 2021

Solutions

Closed

Partnerships

2021-22 Impact Grant
Focus:
Chronic Diseases in Indigenous Communities

Objective: Support transdisciplinary teams including knowledge-users to advance the translation of research into real world settings and practical applications to address one of the focus areas named in this year’s competition.
Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd.
$150,000 for 
two years
Eligibility
September 29, 2021

Full deadline
December 7, 2021
Closed

Partnerships

2021-22 Pattison Children's Research Grant
Focus:
Maternal and pediatric health care

Objective: Supports research projects with potential for significant impact based on scientific excellence and relevance to children’s and maternal health.
Funded by Jim Pattison Children's Hospital Foundation

Administered by SHRF
$50,000 for 
one year
Eligibility
November 19, 2021

Full deadline
January 21, 2022
In Review

Partnerships

2022 CIHR Health System Impact
Fellowship
Focus:
Health services and policy research

Objective: Opportunity for doctoral and postdoctoral fellows to apply their research and analytic talents to critical challenges in health care that are being addressed by health system and related organizations.
CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR)
$50,000 for 
one year
February 24, 2022
Closed

Partnerships

2021 Saskatchewan Mental Health Impact Grant
Focus:
Mental health

Objective: Supports timely, impactful mental health research addressing supporting diverse populations or advancing digital service delivery.
Mental Health Research Canada
$50,000 for 
one year
October 31, 2021
Closed

Partnerships

2021 Mental Health Impact Scholarships
Focus:
Mental health

Objective: Supports Master-level trainees to work on a mental health research project with their academic supervisor and community partner.
Mental Health Research Canada
$15,000 for 
four months
August 30, 2021
Closed

Partnerships

2021 Canadian Cancer Society/CIHR Action Grants
Focus:
Proof of concept interventions in primary cancer prevention

Objective: Accelerate the development, implementation and evaluation of novel interventions that bring new technologies, resources, perspectives and expertise to bear in preventing cancer.
Administered by the Canadian Cancer Society

Funded in partnership with CIHR-Institute of Cancer Research
$200,000 for 
one year
June 23, 2021

How To Apply

Each application must be made online through SHRF’s Research Management System (SHRF RMS). All follow up documents will be accessed there. Our system helps facilitate the peer review process. 

SHRF is also a subscribing organization to the Canadian Common CV (CCV). See specific program Application Packages for requirements. 

Our Resource page has more information and technical support to help you throughout the application process. 

You can also find helpful How-To videos on our YouTube page. 

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Ongoing Support

Strong partnerships are at the core of innovative health research. SHRF joins with other funding agencies, non-profit organizations, industry and other health research supporters to encourage success, connections and action in Saskatchewan’s health research environment. SHRF partnerships benefit the Saskatchewan research community by combining resources to support research through programs offered by SHRF or the partner and by leveraging each other’s strengths, connections and resources. 

If you are a potential partner organization or a researcher looking for matching support, contact fundinginfo@shrf.ca to discuss ways we can work to support Saskatchewan's health research ecosystem.